Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


These Wednesdays seem to come round awfully quickly.

Robert Graves

I once caught one of them in the bathroom, scratching up a pair of hearts conjoined, with Dick's initials and mine above them. I pushed him into hte bath and turned the taps on.

I first read this about 20 years ages ago. I've read it several times, it's a great book. What has struck me today, as I took it down off the shelf, is how small the print is. I CAN read print this small, but have often, in recent years, put books back on the shelf in bookshops because of it. Not comfortable, you see. Ha! I don't know, it is just funny to have in my hand proof of a time when such things didn't bother me.


Sandi McBride said...

You know I have books like that...Thy Servant a Dog is one of my favorites. I have a kindle and love it, but there's nothing like the smell of ink paper and the feel of a nicely bound book..

Eileen said...

Your previous comments about your new Kindle got to me, Helena! My new Kindle arrived last week, and I'm really enjoying it.

My 52/4 this week is from 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' by John Buchan:

"No him. He's just been a week at the job. He rins about in a wee motor-cawr, and wad speir the inside out o' a whelk."

Blue said...

Have to confess not read your book - will look for a charity shop copy in not too small a print :)

My offering is here :-

Helena said...


I agree. I love the smell of old books. I love to kill a rainy afternoon browsing in a secondhand bookshop :)



I hope you and your kindle will be very happy together :) I love the way you can increase the font on these things. ANOTHER thing is that I am not put off a book by how thick it is any more (hahaha I mean it, it's true. More than an inch thick and I have to be really keen to read it). I downloaded a free copy of Les Miserables and am enjoying it, then I discovered the paper version is over 700 pages long. I would never have picked it up if I'd seen it!

39 Steps.... always makes me think of Robert Powell :)


Will nip over right away, BLue!